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Codemasters teasing new GRID game, reveal date incoming

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 18th 2014 - No Comments
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Codemasters are teasing a new GRID title. A teaser video, titled “Brace Yourselves…Racing is Coming”, has appeared on Youtube which reveals that there’s news of the franchise expected very soon. How soon? Tuesday the 22nd seems to be the day the studio will reveal all. With a small wait ahead, hit play on the...

Latest Alien Isolation dev diary talks “low-fi” sci-fi

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments
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Alien Isolation development team Creative Assembly has released a new developer diary, rather interestingly discussing the nature of the “low-fi” sci-fi aesthetic that defines the look of their new Alien game. The video courtesy of the chaps at Gamespot can be found below and makes for a good watch, not least because the team...

PS4 Firmware v1.70 incoming. Adds SHAREfactory and ability to download pre-ordered games

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments
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PlayStation 4 will benefit from a new Firmware update (v1.70) shortly and the update will see a couple of changes and alterations including the addition of a new feature called SHAREfactory, as well as allowing users to download games that they have bought over PSN ahead of launch, so when the game goes live, they can just jump right...

Sony: PlayStation 4 tops 7 million consoles sold

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments
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PlayStation 4 has passed another significant sales milestone, selling its 7 millionth console since launch last November this month. As of April 6th, PS4 reached and broke the accumulative global sales number of 7 million. PS4 software sales have passed 20.5 million across both retail and digital. More than 135 million shares have been...

Sony “looking into” discount for PS3 owners of The Last of Us looking to upgrade to PS4 version

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments
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Sony has said that they are “looking into” some kind of discount for PS3 adopters of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us who wish to upgrade to the PS4 “Remastered” edition. Eric Monacelli, writing in a response to a question over on the official EU PlayStation Blog, stated that the company is “looking into”...

Call of Duty: Ghosts getting paid Snoop Dogg voice-over DLC

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 16th 2014 - No Comments
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Activision has announced a slew of new paid customization heading to Call of Duty: Ghosts, including the option to have the voice of rapper Snoop Dog (I thought he was Snoop Lion now?) accompany you on your merry military way with unique voice commands and “hood” influenced voice commentary. For actual money, Snoop will announce...

New Xbox One system update rolls out tonight – full list of improvements here

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments
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Xbox One will benefit from a new system update we’re told will roll out “tonight” in Europe. The update will include a new progress bar to track game and app save states, notifications for newly signed in friends and added favourites, Kinect voice and motion improvements as well as an improvement in GameDVR video quality. Here...

New Skylanders title will be revealed next week

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments
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Activision will reveal a new Skylanders game next week at a press event to be held in New York City. North American press have been receiving invites to an event that will reveal “the latest innovation from the franchise that created the toys-to-life category”. That “category” that Activision refers to, has generated...

Sony reportedly planning PSN maintenance Easter Monday in Europe

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments
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PlayStation Network will be down for the guts of 12 hours over the course of next Easter Monday for maintenance according to a handful of reports surfacing online this afternoon. The Sixth Axis has it that reports that the maintenance will begin at 4pm BST on Monday April 21st and finish at 4am Tuesday April 22nd. They are sourcing...

Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika confirmed for Vita in Europe

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments
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Sony has confirmed that a trio of uniquely Japanese Vita titles in Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will be made available for the handheld in Europe as of this year. Soul Sacrifice Delta will come first on May 14th, with the other two to follow shortly thereafter. Here’s a description of all...

This War of Mine “delivers an important message”, says 11 Bit Studios

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments
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This War of Mine aims to deliver “an important message” to all that play it, that’s according to Polish developer 11 Bit Studios. Speaking with Edge, Pawel Miechowski of 11 Bit Studios revealed the game has a poignant message about the reality and impact of war on society itself: “This War of Mine delivers an important...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth formally revealed, releasing this fall

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments
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2K and Firaxis Games have lifted the lid on their latest project, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Returning to the Civilization franchise, Firaxis have tasked players of Beyond Earth with the development of humanity as they explore and create a future on alien worlds. According to Firaxis, players will “lead factions divided...

Watch Dogs Wii U will not release before Autumn of this year

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 12th 2014 - No Comments
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Watch Dogs finally releases next month on Xbox One, 360, PC, PS4 and PS3. Ubisoft has now confirmed however that the Wii U Edition won’t ship until Autumn of this year. That means Wii U owners have a good five or six months to wait before they can get in on all the hacking action. The extended delay is a matter of “logistics”...

Project Totem announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 12th 2014 - No Comments
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Danish development studio Press Play, creators of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has announced Project Totem for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Project Totem is currently just a codename for the title. Project Totem is a playful yet precise platforming game where players control two totem pole pieces with one controller. The initial idea...

Harmonix: Rock Band and Dance Central will return this generation

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 12th 2014 - No Comments
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Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix has confirmed that their two trademark franchises will return this console generation, exactly how or when however, was not discussed. “[The Rock Band and Dance Central franchises] are near and dear to our hearts and our minds,” CEO Alex Rigopulos said as reported via Gamespot. “And...